UPDATE: Funniest IE8 Promo Video Pulled 4 Racy Content…Big Mistake By Microsoft Execs

Posted: June 30, 2009 in Advertising/Marketing, Business, Social Media
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Update: July 2nd

My Problem with this video, was that it was bragging about a feature that they copied from google chrome – a privacy setting known as the incoginto window, allowing one to keep ones browsing history, temporary internet files…etc. hidden. Basically – For Porn Purposes.

Now, as reported by CNET, PC World, and All Things D – Days After My Initial Post & the Ad Age Coverage I Might Add – The Video/Ad is being pulled after complaints over the excessive vomiting…SERIOUSLY? I had to search for another file to embed with the video after the one from my earlier post, below, was disabled. Thankfully, I’ve got one back up.

Personally, I don’t know what all the hype is about. The video, Directed by the one and only Bobcat Goldthwait, is probably the funniest in microsofts entire advertising and marketing repertoire. If anything, they should be furthering the spread of the video, not hindering it’s potential viral explosion by disabling the embed code and taking it off their site.

What do you think?

Original Post

This may very well be the funniest IE8 Promo Video (There are a lot of them) To Date. Adage’s Abbey Klaassen discusses the latest bunch here, but the one below is really all you need to see. I give Microsoft some credit for attempting to revamp their corpo-anonymous image with a newfound edgy humor.

It’s too bad the feature they’re touting in this video was a Google Chrome Innovation known as the Incogninto Window…

Anyway, Just Watch & Laugh…

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Comments
  1. Sheena Stephens says:

    I’m thinking this was their plan all along. They know techies (like you) will find a way to initiate viral explosion even after, or because of, their pulling the video/ad embed. They’ve made it even more provocative. They got not one, but two posts out of you!

    • Aerocles says:

      Hmm – You May Be On To Something Here…But It Doesn’t Address the Original Issue That They’re Touting This Privacy Feature That Chrome Developed Months Ago…Innovation & Trend Setting Is Brag-Worthy…You Don’t Brag About Finally Catching Up To Your Competition…

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